Zero Emission Platform supPOrt Secretariat (ZEPPOS)
Zero Emission Platform supPOrt Secretariat
Start date: May 1, 2009,
End date: Oct 31, 2011
"ZEPPOS (Zero Emission Platform supPOrt Secretariat) is the secretariat for the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ETP-ZEP) for the period May 2009- October 2011. It is the continuation of the previous secretariat that operated from 2006 onwards under the name “ZEST”.The objective of ZEPPOS is to provide the level of support to ETP-ZEP that it needs for achieving its own goal: to enable commercial availability of technologies for CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage).Primarily ZEPPOS provides process support. This includes administrative activities but also organizational activities (initiate and structure ZEP-activities), networking activities and input for the discussions) and, if needed, fund raising and financial management. The process support is provided to the various bodies that make up the ZEP platform (the advisory council, coordination group, taskforces etc.). ZEPPOS also provides communication activities for the intra-platform coordination of activities and the dissemination of information and supports the ZEP communications director whose responsibility is the external communications. ZEPPOS provides limited desk research support at request of the taskforces. An example of that could be data collection and analysis regarding progress of individual member states in the field of policy, technology and public communication for which attempts have been made to develop country profiles.ZEPPOS is staffed by 3 people, all of which have worked for the ZEP secretariat during its first years of existence. ZEPPOS and its staff members are independent from participating organizations and constituent groups (industry, NGO’s, research)and is therefore without vested CCS-related interests. The home base of ZEPPOS is The Hague, Netherlands. Additionally it has facilities in Brussels. ZEPPOS uses advanced tools for its activities such as internet supported teleconferencing."
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